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Harlaxton College - University of Evansville, 1970-1978

1970 - 1977

Scope and content

Part of a collection relating to the sub-leasing then ownership of Harlaxton Manor by University of Evansville, Indiana, US. The collection is sub-divided chronologically, this covering the early, sub-lease years 1970-1978.

Records creator's history

After taking over the Harlaxton Manor lease in 1971, Dr. Wallace Graves, president of the University of Evansville (1967-1987), made Harlaxton Manor into a new British study centre for its students. In the fall of 1971, 170 students from the University of Evansville stepped into the then 130-year-old manor and began the experience of their lives, absorbing British traditions and history.

Processing information

Added by Linda Dawes, College Librarian, March 2018



System of arrangement

Location: Box 15

  • UE1/1 Collection of items, programmes, correspondence dated 1970-78
  • UE1/1/1 Preparation schedule for Harlaxton Study Centre, Aug 9, 1971. Notes by Dr Rusk (Principal) in preparation for Fall 1971 semester
  • UE1/1/2 Items relating to Dedication event, Nov 27, 1971. Available online https://harlaxtonmanorarchives.files.wordpress.com/2018/03/ue1_1_2-dedication1971.pdf https://harlaxtonmanorarchives.files.wordpress.com/2018/03/ue1_1_2-dedication1971.pdf
  • UE1/1/2/1 Invitation to Inaugural Ceremony of the Harlaxton Study Centre, Nov 27, 1971
  • UE1/1/2/2 Program for Dedication event day, Nov 27, 1971 [2 x copies]
  • UE1/1/2/3 Program for Dedication Ceremony
  • UE1/1/2/4 List of people attending Dedication, with Acceptance List
  • UE1/1/2/5 Green, Edith (1971). An address on private Higher Education. Original published copy of talk given by Representative Edith Green at dedication, Nov 1971.
  • UE1/1/3/1 Harlaxton Study Centre brochure, undated but probably 1971?; UE1/1/3/2 Another copy, annotated with amendments
  • UE1/1/4 Correspondence between Dr Rusk and Mrs J Dowsett, Essex regarding her opinions of American students, copy of Daily Telegraph article 5 Dec, 1971 Yankees won't be limeys
  • UE1/1/5 Memories of Alexandra Leich, first College Secretary, 1971. Visited April 2014. Diary covering July-Sept 1971 preparing for the fist semester.
  • UE1/1/6 Harlaxton Study Centre Newsletters: 6 , 13, 27 March 1972, 1 May 1972. Available online https://harlaxtonmanorarchives.files.wordpress.com/2018/03/ue1_1_6-newsletter-spring-1972.pdf https://harlaxtonmanorarchives.files.wordpress.com/2018/03/ue1_1_6-newsletter-spring-1972.pdf
  • UE1/1/7 Correspondence between Dr Rusk and Dr Ralph Olmsted, University of Evansville Archivist
  • UE1/1/8 Correspondence from Oliver Welby, Denton Manor to Dr Paul Rowlands (Principal) dated 24 Jan 1976 regarding sending account of Manor rejoicing
  • UE1/1/8 Minutes of Advisory Council Meeting, 4 July and 7 Nov 1977
  • UE1/1/9 Harlaxton College Bulletin: 2, 16, 23, 30 Oct, 6, 13 Nov 1977. Available online https://harlaxtonmanorarchives.files.wordpress.com/2018/03/ue1_1_9-harlaxton-college-bulletin-fall-1977.pdf https://harlaxtonmanorarchives.files.wordpress.com/2018/03/ue1_1_9-harlaxton-college-bulletin-fall-1977.pdf
  • UE1/1/10 Harlaxton College Bulletin: 15, 29 Jan, 5, 12, 26 Feb, 5, 12, 25 March, 1, 8, 15 April, exam schedule 14-19 April 1978. Available online https://harlaxtonmanorarchives.files.wordpress.com/2018/03/ue1_1_10-harlaxton-college-spring-1978-bulletin.pdf https://harlaxtonmanorarchives.files.wordpress.com/2018/03/ue1_1_10-harlaxton-college-spring-1978-bulletin.pdf
  • UE1/1/11 Invitation, programme for Save the Vale Fighting Fund event and art exhibition booklet. 13 June, 1978
  • UE1/1/12 Newspaper cuttings, correspondence and notes relating to the Emergency created by Gales, Jan 1976
  • UE1/1/13 Siren, Harlaxton College. Vol.1, No. 5, April 1, 1976. Available online https://harlaxtonmanorarchives.files.wordpress.com/2018/03/ue1_1_13-siren-april-1976.pdf https://harlaxtonmanorarchives.files.wordpress.com/2018/03/ue1_1_13-siren-april-1976.pdf
  • UE1/2 News cuttings, Jan 1971 - June 1972. Various sources. Available online https://harlaxtonmanorarchives.files.wordpress.com/2018/03/newscuttings_jan1971-jun721.pdf https://harlaxtonmanorarchives.files.wordpress.com/2018/03/newscuttings_jan1971-jun721.pdf
  • UE1/3 News cuttings, July 1972 - July 1973. Various sources. Available online https://harlaxtonmanorarchives.files.wordpress.com/2018/03/ue1_3-cuttingsjuly72-3.pdf https://harlaxtonmanorarchives.files.wordpress.com/2018/03/ue1_3-cuttingsjuly72-3.pdf
  • UE1/4 News cuttings, August 1973 - July 1974. Various sources. Available online https://harlaxtonmanorarchives.files.wordpress.com/2018/03/ue1_4-cuttingsjuly73-july74.pdf https://harlaxtonmanorarchives.files.wordpress.com/2018/03/ue1_4-cuttingsjuly73-july74.pdf
  • UE1/5 News cuttings, August 1974 - July 1975. Various sources. Available online https://harlaxtonmanorarchives.files.wordpress.com/2018/03/ue1_5-cuttingsjuly74-july75.pdf https://harlaxtonmanorarchives.files.wordpress.com/2018/03/ue1_5-cuttingsjuly74-july75.pdf
  • UE1/6 News cuttings, August 1975 - July 1978. Various sources. Available online https://harlaxtonmanorarchives.files.wordpress.com/2018/03/ue1_6-cuttingsjuly75-july78.pdf https://harlaxtonmanorarchives.files.wordpress.com/2018/03/ue1_6-cuttingsjuly75-july78.pdf
  • UE1/7 Photograph of staff and tutors, Thanksgiving, 1971. Some annotation by Alexandra Leich
  • UE1/8 3 x copies of Report at end of first academic year, 1971-2. Harlaxton Study Centre, University of Evansville
  • UE1/9 Letter from Paul Bulger (Principal) dated July 4, 1976 regarding a time capsule
  • UE1/10 Harlaxton Society, Harlaxton Newsletter, Winter 1977.
  • UE1/11/1 Press release for formation of the Advisory Council, April 1977; UE1/11/2 Agenda for first Advisory Council meeting, 4 July 1977
  • UE1/12 The Second Semester of the Second Year. Memories by Jayne Adams Piehl (Spring 1973, Duke Nursing)
  • UE1/13 The University of Evansville in England. Bulletin dated Nov 1972, LIII(5)
  • UE1/14 Cover Fall 79 Yearbook, and one page (p.15/16)
  • UE1/15 Email to Robert Stepsis from Jeremy Rusk regarding a visit in 1998, memories from autumn 1971 regarding flags
  • UE1/16 Agenda and Minutes of Faculty Council meetings Oct 1975-April 1976
  • UE1/17 University of Evansville, Harlaxton College leaflet. Undated.
  • UE1/18 Possibility of new campus in England being explored. The University Crescent, University of Evansville. Nov 24, 1970, 52(10)

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Corporate names: Harlaxton College University of Evansville 1970-1978 Harlaxton Manor Education

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Harlaxton College University of Evansville 1970-1978 Harlaxton Manor Education

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